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Published on December 06, 2020 (Updated on January 14, 2021)

Cave Enhancements! (Foliage And Machines Update)

This addon completely changes the underground! With 300+ items, NEW cave generation, 50 ores, realistic torches, and much more! Your Minecraft experience will be changed like never before. Your caving experience will be truly enhanced. This is not a recreation of the 1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update. 

Make sure to read this description so you truly understand what this is about. This addon will make your game unbalanced as there are over 200 weapons..

What's new about the caves?

New Cave Generation!

As you can see the Caves are MUCH larger and full of new and exciting surprises ahead for you exciting journey. These caves are what you can find most common and in plains biomes. These caves are also similar to the 1.17 showcased caves so you can experience that rush of caving months early!

  Cave Biomes

These are one of the three Cave Biomes in the addon. The desert caves! You can find these caves in the underground desert in your world. These caves have a new type of biome stone called Sandy Stone. Also these caves include variants of your regular ores and stone types such as sandy coal ore and sandesite! 

These caves are called the Icey caves and can be found in the underground Tundra and snowy plains. Be carful in these caves because there are patches of ice that could slip on and fall in lava. These caves also hold a block called slush which can be used for secret pathways. The caves also have variants of vanilla ores and stone types. The final things about these caves is near the surface levels you will find a light blue stone which is slippery so you might wanna dig down! 

These caves are called the jungle caves. Be warned as these are the most laggy caves in the addon because of the advanced generation. These caves have large amounts of growth such as vines and mud! Please be cautious while exploring these caves because you will never know when you could get caught in a vine. Keep in mind Jungle Caves are a V1 exclusive. These are removed in the latest version.

End Caves

Welcome to the depths of the dark end caves! The end is usually a boring place after the dragon fight well not anymore! Here you can explore the underground of the end and enjoy the new ores here. If you have ever wanted to make an End base now is your chance underground!! 

New Structures! (Credits to Machine Builder for his FRG program!)

New Dungeon

Tired of the boring old dungeons. Well look no further! This new dungeon is full of exciting loot and secrets. Here can find all sorts of mobs spawning here including Creepers! So good luck exploring and defeating the monsters that lay ahead. 

Moss Caves

Welcome to the Moss Cave! Here you can find a mini dungeon, ore deposit, and a miners hut. Within this structure you will se just how perfect this can make as a home or temporary mining station. One way or another you will definitely like exploring this structure. 

Crystal Caves

Welcome to the best structure of all!! The Crystal Cave is full of crystal blocks and rivers. This structure has a mini dungeon, rivers, a geyser, and a small library.  You will find amazing loot here which will help you while your in the caves. Beware! The spawning of these can be very glitchy so don't be surprised if one has generated strange. 

New Ores

Here is an image of every single ore in the addon. There are 30 ores in the overworld, 10 ores in the nether, and 10 ores in the End. All will serve a special use within the next few updates. As of now all ores are used for weapons. (Some ores are used to create pickaxes). Textures Updated In V1.5

Underwater Ores

Those lights in the ocean are ores! There are 3 underwater ores that can be found and used. Be sure to look in the water for these ores. Good luck trying to mine these as it may take a while underwater.

Weapons, tools, and armor. 

All weapons, tools, and armor can be found within the creative menu. The battleaxes, swords, hammers, and sickles can all be obtained in the swords menu. All crafting recipes can be found within the crafting table. 


There are only 9 pickaxes in this addon. This is because in the future not all ores will have a pickaxe variant. Each of these pickaxes are made of crucial materials in the addon that will help progression. Those ores are: Nickel, Copper, Hematite, Garnet, Opal, Painite, Kyanite, Voidstone, and Jade. Kyanite can be found in the Nether and Voidstone in the End. 


There are only 5 armor sets so far this will be changing soon. As of now there are Ruby, Tanzanite, Cobalt, Copper Link, and emerald armor. Each of these can be crafted using the corresponding materials. 

Helpful Things In The Caves

As you can see in this photo we can see Cave Grass and the Compressor. Cave Grass is a grass that can be found within the caves and when interacted with will light up for a short amount of time. The Compressor is a new crafting device crafted with iron and cobblestone and can compress cobble stone into one block and also turn granite, diorite, and andesite into normal cobblestone. 

Working Torches

As you can see when you hold a torch in your hand it will light up the area and follow you. Thanks to ColoringEmy86 for all the help with doing this. Have fun with this feature.


While your spawning in you may notice roots under grass blocks. These root blocks can be broken for roots which can be used in creating saplings, healing potions, and bonemeal. 

Cave Foliage 


Crystals! These spawn randomly within the caves and provide light for those dark depths. They serve one purpose and that is to provide light and foliage. The blue crystal has also been made 2d to give a 1.17 feel. As said before, this addon is not a 1.17 concept. 

Extra Foliage

All foliage includes the green mushroom, purple mushroom, end moss, fury crystal, and moss. All foliage serve no main purpose except making the caves feel more awesome and pleasing. There is also a stalagmite that also serves no use as of now. 

Sword In Stone

If your lucky enough, you will find a sword in the stone! If you pull the sword, then you will have power beyond your imagination. If you break it.... you get a piece of something interesting... 

"Machines"/Crafting Devices

Alloy Foundry

As you can see above this is the crafting recipe for the Alloy Foundry! The Alloy Foundry can be used to create alloys which: create new blocks, armor, and a drill! (Crafting recipes found in Alloy Foundry And Crafting Table)

Alloy Recipe

Recipe for alloys. 

Compressor Recipe

Recipe for compressor. Scroll up for more info on the compressor!


The Centrifuge! This device can be crafted with compressed cobblestone and nickel ingots (Old Texture)! Using this device you can turn dirt, stone, and other underground materials into vital materials such as ores! All recipes can be found within the Centrifuge. 

Extra Info And Credits!

Guide Screen!

If you pause your game and select the Cave Enhancements button you will be greeted by a guide screen with all the info shown here and more! This will only work on Pc sadly...

Cave Enhancements Lite Currently Runs in V1 ONLY

Due to popular demand on our discord server I've created a version of Cave Enhancements for low end devices. This version of Cave Enhancements has lower generation, smaller caves, but has much higher stability. This version is mainly for lower end devices who cannot handle this intense generation. Keep in mind that Cave Enhancements can be unstable and long load times are normal. 

Cave Enhancements Texture Update!

Due to extreme popular demand Cave Enhancements has received a whole BUNCH of NEW textures! Made by ExDrill and Warhead, these include new textures for all ores, crystals, crystal items, and all repeated textures! We know you wanted it. If you want to suggest a new texture or make your own join our discord!

Known Glitches

  1. On some devices generation may not work at all (Mojang issue)
  2. If you leave and exit the world generation will stop (Mojang Issue)
  3. Long load times Mobile Issue Only
  4. Floating crystals and Glowing Grape plants Fixed
  5.  If YOU find any glitches please report them in the comments or on Discord


  • Thank you ExDrill for being the artist 👍
  • Thank you Chikorita Lover for some ore textures go follow his Twitter!
  • Thank you Gekocaretaker#6739 for main development 👍
  • Thank you ColoringEmy86 for the help with torches
  • Thank you Machine_Builder for the FRG program
  • Thank you Ryorama for command mechanics 👍

Please remember to Enable all experimental settings. 


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Please join our Discord Server! For Bug reporting and feedback. 

Select version for changelog:


V 1.1: Features: Fixed bug where wooden, stone, copper, nickel, and garnet pickaxes didn't mine vanilla ores, Fixed bug where blue crystals would spawn in the ocean, added new title by @S̵̔̾á̵̛̏v̸͋̔r̸͋̀a̴̛͒ , added new panorama background shots also by @S̵̔̾á̵̛̏v̸͋̔r̸͋̀a̴̛͒ , added 62 new loading screen tips, added centrifuge, added glowing grass, and added cave base in a box (recipe will be shared shortly)

V1.2: Fixed bug where pickaxes couldn't mine furnaces, fixed bug where plants such as the glowing grape bush would float in the caves, added moss, added glowing mushroom, added purple mushroom, re textured blue crystal, added new title, added new splash text, added new text to the bottom left and right of the title screen, added recipe for cave base in a box, added copper dust, and added stalagmites. Also added new panorama. 

V1.3: All pickaxes can now mine Hopper,Lit furnace,Netherrack,Quartz,Nether gold,Blue crystals, Stonecutter,Dispensers,Droppers,Blast furnace and lit, Nether brick, Observer,Blackstone,Piston, and Sticky piston. All biome netherrack has a proper name. Added all centrifuge recipes, added Alloy Foundry, added Rock Gecko mob, Kyanite Ore is now mineable again, Opal Ore is now mineable again, Painite Ore is now mineable again, and re textured all magnetite items to the correct color.

V1.4: hange log: Pickaxes are fixed, added Nether Caves, added Diamond alloy, added Hematite alloy, added Platinum alloy, added Sypmium alloy, added Tungsten alloy, changed display names for Platinum items, Added guide screen which can be accessed through the pause menu, default pickaxes no longer need to be put in a crafting grid for the correct pickaxe, fixed glitch with Gecko heads, added even better cave generation, added 17 new Gecko variants found in the more variants subpack, Geckos now spawn correctly, added end moss, and added hanging roots.

V1.5: Added more crystal types, added amber foods, retextured everything boring!, fixed Geko spawning, added dynamites, changed manifest, added rocky dirt, fixed iron pickaxe, added fury crystal, added nether cave gen, added sword in stone, added lost hero sword, added broken lost hero sword, and increased Hematite spawn rate.

These are all the versions not released on here combined with V1.5


Make sure your in 1.16.200 before downloading this. If you experience any installation issues please join the discord. For Github: Click on the right side and click the latest release.

Supported Minecraft versions

Installation Guides

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4.66 / 5 (29 votes)
hi i did not try the mod yet does it work for P.E?
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I LOVE MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 14, 2021 at 4:12 pm
Like crafting table is a better way 2 say it,but anyway what do I use to turn it into a compatible pickaxe Like I already tried putting it
plane but doesn't seem 2 work?.
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im on ... i guesssss
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I LOVE MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 14, 2021 at 4:08 pm
Never mind I searched it up and is says it's another way to say crafting table witch I don't get.
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I LOVE MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Um.......... is any one on? I'm so lonely 😢😪😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭.
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I LOVE MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 14, 2021 at 3:57 pm
And how can I if I don't know what that is and how?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I'm over dramatic heheh
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I LOVE MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 14, 2021 at 3:56 pm
Because it says on the pickaxes to put it in a crafting grid for a compatible pickaxe to mine custom ores.
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I LOVE MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 14, 2021 at 3:53 pm
what is a crafting grid? and how can I get it?.
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Great mod, but problem: The ores underwater take OBSCENELY long to mine, like my god ive been at one for 5 minutes, barely a crack, and im using a efficiency 4 diamond pickaxe.
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I can't find the items in creative mode. Can you help?
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You can find items and spawn eggs in the inventory in 1.16.100 but blocks still won't appear in the inventory so it's not the creator's fault.
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I can`t smelt the Ores
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That seems to be a common issue. What device are you playing on?
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Está arreglando el Bug de que no puedes picar los ores? Tipo es como estar picando Bedrock
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Yeah pretty nice but i only can smelt some ores but not all can you please give me an info how i can just smelt all ores in the furnece or something
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It works on xbox one, but one thing I don't like is that there's no mobs spawning in the few caves I downloaded even on hard mode.
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*in the few caves I visited even on hard mode*
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hey, just downloaded the addon on xbox and all the textures have errors, how do i fix this?
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I'm having the same problem is the crystals and ores just rainbow also and just changes colors? and the mob thing is also untextured?
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but don't show us the Y cords for them it not hard to tell us the Y cords otherwise we will be blindly searching every Y level for on ore
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Hey so I'm trying to install this mod on my Xbox and I got it but when I go in the game it's untexterd and just glitchy and suggestions? Experimental gameplay is on
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It's supposed to be a challenge, also there are no specific ores that are grind worthy. In default Minecraft they don't tell you what Y the ores are on. But, if a bunch of people wanted a list I can make one.
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